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The recent heatwave had everyone longing for a drop of rain to break the sweltering conditions. But with future summers predicted to get even worse, knowing how to get the best from your water shots is increasingly vital
The demand for horseshoe crab blood – vital for testing new medical developments – is threatening the future survival of the species

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One of the problems in getting accurate climate science out there, says Marco Magrini, is that there are far too many people unwilling to hear
Italy is divided over the future of its wolves and bears
A Scottish tidal power project in the Pentland Firth has the potential to supply enough energy to power 175,000 Scottish homes
The world’s first full global analysis of beaches reveals the state of each continent’s coastlines

Fire on the Moor

With the recent Saddleworth Moor fire, it can be easy to think such landscapes are little more than tinderboxes waiting to be set alight. But there’s much to uncover if you dig a little deeper
Whale sharks have been found to not travel far from familiar coastlines, putting them at risk from human activities
The Lone Star tick is spreading across North America, carrying a peculiar health threat with it: an allergy to red meat
Earlier this week, Indonesia was struck by a series of powerful earthquakes. Photographer and island resident, Alfie Minnaar files this special photographic report as the islanders of Gili Trawangan attempt to deal with the aftermath
Efforts to reduce the energy drain of the internet are pushing high-power using data centres into the sea, the Arctic, and beyond
Coal’s rising popularity among climate-apathetic leaders is a worrying trend, says Marco Magrini. However, not all past burners are keeping the fires lit
Sharing the ideas of climate justice with a little humour and a lot of women
Rising bedrock under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could prevent climate change ice loss
Officially declared the world’s ‘most overfished sea’, the Mediterranean is having a crisis beneath the surface
An interview with biologist Chris D Thomas, author of ‘Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in the Age of Extinction’

50mm: the Nifty Fifty

Some may see using the 50mm lens as a regressive step, but in fact there are still some very good reasons for getting the once standard lens out – and more photographers are choosing to do just that
With the war against plastic gaining publicity and popularity, one question being asked is why the UK isn’t leading the charge?

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